Internet Shortcuts - Missing File Type (.url)

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  1. idbit

    idbit Registered Member

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    I'm having a problem with Internet Shortcuts. Currently, they are showing the .url extension - and I would like to hide it. I went to Windows Explorer > Folder Options > File Types - to uncheck "Always show extension". But I can't find the File Type I'm looking for. I used a registry cleaner (Regseeker) on my system. In hindsight a very bad idea. But it's too late to go back. Does anyone know how I can get the correct File Type back? Thanks!
    IB
     
  2. PROROOTECT

    PROROOTECT Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Find your 'Backup before deletion' in RegSeeker. RegSeeker is very good.

    ... or Restore your system for yesterday morning.
     
  3. idbit

    idbit Registered Member

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    Thanks. I got my problem solved on a different message board. I installed the "URL File Association Fix" from here: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm. It worked like a charm! I was very surprised.

    Also, I was turned on to ERUNT: http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/. So far, I really like this as an alternative to using System Restore. Anybody else use this?
     
  4. GlobalForce

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    Very popular with folks in these circles Idbit. For recovery though you'll wanna investigate imaging.

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  5. idbit

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    Thanks. That was on the list!
     
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